Escape from B.A.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve very much enjoyed my past 9 months living in Buenos Aires, have made some great friends, had some amazing times, and generally done everything that could be done to enjoy this city. But when it boils down to it, even with all it’s attractions, Buenos Aires is still a city, and truth be told I have always been more of a natural attractions kind of guy. Beaches, oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes… they always hold more appeal to me than cities. Hence I am very much looking forward to my flight south later this week. The wilds of Patagonia are calling my name…

I’m starting off in El Calafate, but after that it’s all up in the air, the way I like it! There’s a trip to the amazing Perito Moreno Glacier to arrange, some time to be spent hiking at the end of the world around Ushuaia, the 4 or 5 day “W” trek in Torres del Paine, Chile (short hop across the border). And I’m sure countless other treks and sights to behold I haven’t even considered yet. Indeed if you can recommend anything I “have to” do please let me know!

Got my tent? Check. And my sleeping bag? Check. Right knee in working condition? Check (mostly).  Need to pick up sleeping mat and travel stove somewhere down south and I’m all equipped for heading off the beaten track for a month or so. With the odd pitstop for work here and there unfortunately. Hey, the life of a remote freelancer!

Anyway, hopefully you get to look forward to some more interesting updates than “Oh, my head is sore from fernet…”, and I get to see some of the real Argentina… Bring it on!

Oh, and for those who didn’t get my pop culture reference in the post title:

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